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UPDATE!Those TRANSFORMERS Spots on HEROES Tonight! OH - And The Greatest Screening of TRANSFORMERS Ever!

Merrick here... The TRANSFORMERS TV spots rolled out last night are now available in ultra humongoid QuickTime HD versions. SEE ONE HERE, AND THE OTHER ONE HERE!!! Cool.

Hey folks, Harry here... You like me? Wait to watch HEROES via iTunes so you don't have to have the drama interupted by commercials? Ok, probably not, but I'm told that in addition to a FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER spot, there were two TRANSFORMERS spots. I haven't seen the Surfer spot - but Paramount gave one of the Transformer spots to me and one to Not anything particularly new - in the one I have below - you can see a different angle on , which is actually - thus far, the most dynamic shot on that particular character. But that's about it. Here ya go:

Click Here To Get Your Dose of TRANSFORMERS dish!

Now for the real story... Tim League and I are pretty fucking Insane. And if you've ever doubted just how insanely dedicated we are to the ludicrous concept of Giant Fucking Robots... doubt no more. For the past two months, Tim and I have been spending an enormous amount of thought and work into putting together the greatest possible screening of this new TRANSFORMERS movie. Now the problem is this... the final version of the film won't be ready till the heels of release - which means that nearly everyone involved in the film will be on the talk show circuit - which means - they're not really available for a screening. But you don't really want to see mere mortals at a screening of TRANSFORMERS. You see fleshy blood pockets walking around every day of your life. What you really want to see... is a Giant Fucking Robot. Not only that. You want to see a Giant Fucking Robot tear shit up and shoot shit, preferably enormous plumes of fire. Right? Right! So we began to track down the only living fire-breathing car-consuming Giant Fucking Robot on the Planet Earth. That's right. ROBOSAURUS! He transforms from essentially a Semi - to a 40ft (to as high as 57ft) 58,000 pound Electrohydromechanical CAR-nivorous Monster that runs upon the blood of real Dinosaurs! ROBOSAURUS! The Screening is going to Take place on JULY 2nd, 2007. And Robosaurus is going to crush and rip apart cars parked in the no-parking zone at the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH! Did I mention it shoots flames another 60ft? FUCKING A! We got a real Transforming destruction minded Giant Fucking Robot at our screening! What's your local theater doing?

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  • May 21, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by Vadakin

    I want more than just giant fucking robots

  • May 21, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    robot porn?

    by Maclovin

    i would pay good money to see "giant fucking robots!"

  • May 21, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Trashformers and Fantastic Bore!

    by lost.rules

    Can't wait!

  • May 21, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    can it eat Michael Bay's porsche?

    by BadMrWonka

    I'll steal it and park it in the towaway zone...although I'd probably get an STD just sitting in the driver's seat...

  • May 21, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST

    My Theater

    by thehellhoundgang

    Is going to have long lines and stale popcorn:(

  • May 21, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I thought Robosaurus died. Oh well. "Rise of Robosaurus"?

  • May 21, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    Vadakin got his post's timestamp changed to bump him from first, cos he's a hater...<p>hater!!<p>that's funny stuff...

  • May 21, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Vadakin's going to be perpetually last for 2 hours...

    by BadMrWonka

    you gotta love that, that's funny shit...

  • May 21, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by thehellhoundgang

    Does somebody 'Drive' the Robosaurus? If so I wonder what kind of license you'd need. Robot certified.

  • May 21, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I don't like your jerk off theater

    by mrsinister7381

    I don't like your jerk off Robosaurus. And I don't like you. Jerk off. STAY OUT OF MALIBU, KNOWLES! STAY OUT OF MY BEACH COMMUNITY!

  • May 21, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    My theater has GoBots!

    by Magnum Opus

    You lose.

  • May 21, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Lorenzo is Fucking up GI Joe now?


  • May 21, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by Nick Michalak

    It would be really nice if you gave us a link that actually worked, Harry!

  • May 21, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Damn you, Luc Besson!

    by lost.rules

    that black and white picture of a girl holding a cigarette in front of her pussy is ditracting. It makes me want to click on that stupid link. ANGELAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

  • May 21, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by wcoop893

    and damn that pisses me off. the one on IESB was aired last night during family guy, but i want to see this other one!!!

  • May 21, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    404 error dipshit

    by bigdrawz


  • May 21, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I am starting to get excited


    Which means that Micheal Bay is just going to stomp on my heart a few more times after he fucks up this movie.

  • May 21, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by WolfmanNards

    But I live nowhere near there, so don't rub it in my face.

  • May 21, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Confusion with the dates...

    by Wizejoker

    The newest Alamo Drafthouse calendar says July 3rd, this site says July 2nd, and the Drafthouse's website says the 4th. Which day is it actually scheduled for? I really hope it's anything but the 4th.

  • May 21, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    opus - Fuck the Gobots ....

    by Lamerz

    TF ownz the pussy GBs

  • May 21, 2007, 11:52 p.m. CST

    sorry about that


    the link that Paramount sent had a space in it - but I had to put the %20 so that your computers could register it and get the spot - I think it works now.

  • May 21, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Screw the Gobots

    by The Funketeer

    My theater has Rock Lords and they're gonna have a bunch of *REAL* rocks outside the theater for the premier.

  • May 21, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    Transformers fans

    by Badger23

    Are Transformers fans called Trannies? Or has that joke already been made?

  • May 21, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    STILL doesn't work!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Now I'm not getting an error, but it just never loads. I have a super-fast connection and it's been loading forever, with no results.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    My local theater

    by bigbaldpapa

    Is charging a shitload for a ticket... then a second shitload for a coke and some m&ms.. then allow people to bring their fucking crying babies into the movie... at midnight no less. Fucktards.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    G.I. Joe

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Seriously guys and gals - Is anyone really that surprised with how G.I. Joe is being treated? Both treatments are abysmal. Hama has written over 200 issues of G.I. Joe. Why did they not consult him? Hasbro, get your heads out of your respective asses and respect a franchise that has been going strong for 25 years.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    why are the timecodes all weird?

    by BadMrWonka

    it's either 8:21 or 11:21...11:52 it is not...

  • May 21, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    oh, wait...

    by BadMrWonka

    my post just jumped back in time

  • May 21, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by tiredpm know that your article reads like an article written by a jock prick, right? Might want to rein in the ego/power-trip, mate, and look at where you came from, not where you are. I enjoy the site, but this was the most odiously written piece you've ever submitted. Honest criticism, not flaming. Your writing actually made me angry.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST

    "we're so dead"

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    You said it Josh. Script = DOA

  • May 21, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    RoboSaurus? ....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    by GenreBoy

    I remember when he was cool when i was like 12. We had him at our Airshow in Monterey County. Trust me. The "WALL OF FIRE!" ...which is just that...a large explosion that fires 60 ft straight up...was more exciting than Robosaurus. The sad part is he wouldnt..trans...CHANGE because he broke down and the crowd waiting for 30 mins til they got it up and working..Hope for everyone at the alamo that they got that fixed if not you're going to have alot of people bored outta their minds and no "WALL OF FIRE!" to ease said boredom.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    apparently I have access to the much storied device/ability......What the hell is the time traveling "thing" and what is it's origin? Evidently I have not been around these parts to know. Anyone care to enlighten me?

  • May 21, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    apparently I have access to the much storied device/ability......What the hell is the time traveling "thing" and what is it's origin? Evidently I have not been around these parts long enough to know. Anyone care to enlighten me?

  • May 22, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    I dont think the link is

    by huggerorange

    I dont think the link is working yet

  • May 22, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Hookman

    In one of the Heroes spots...was that Soundwave under the chair?!? I can hear it now "RAVAGE EJECT....."

  • May 22, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    how much new footage is in

    by huggerorange

    how much new footage is in this anyway? is there anything newer than the stuff we saw on the shrek 3 trailer? That-by the way- had some cool new shots of optimus transforming and jumping off walls on the sides of buildings, also a shot of scorponok jumping off of blackout--among other shots. The robots are really realistic looking in their movement. Im sure shrek fans know this.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    its not sound wave its

    by huggerorange

    its not sound wave its frenzy, hes a cd boombox, Why would they put that in the movie anyway if they werent going to put soundwave in there? and they better use frank welker this time for sure for soundwave, none of this "his voice doesnt match the character crap"..

  • May 21, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Do you see what I see? No!

    by dead youngling

    thanks for trying to share, harry, but let's get stuff that works and try to move away from Quicktime.

  • May 21, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    did this tb die?

    by huggerorange

    did this tb die?

  • May 21, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Love that link...

    by jimmy rabbitte

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  • May 21, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Do "females" ever post here?

    by DamnYouMB

  • May 21, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by RevSick

    I wouldn't count on Welker showing up in the film as anyone's voice, Cullen's casting was only to try to sway the fanbase who was pretty much ready to turn their back on the film and it worked unfortunatly,

  • May 21, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by ludmir88


  • May 22, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay can eat my dick

    by tile_mcgillus

    A digital artist just released this little diddy. If one guy can do this then what could have ILM done. I guess the lie that G1 TFs don't work in Live action has been shot down. <p>

  • May 22, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    If there is a greater threat to the quality of film....

    by IndustryKiller!

    Outside the studio system than Harry Knowles I have no idea who it is. Being the Benedict Arnold turncoat that he is of course he is behind this garbage film 100%. There used to be a day when Knowles was the leader in the dreaded internet hype game that studios actually gave a shit to try to appeal to. But give Harry an ounce of credibility and of course he pisses it all away picking and choosing, seemingly at random, what films he absolutely loves and what films he absolutely hates with the rhyme and reason of a three year old. How the fuck does one think FF2 will be crap (which it will btw) but Transformers looks great?? I don't know but you could certainly ask Harry Knowles about it. What a fucking joke you are Harry.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    where do I sign up?

    by jrbarker

    I want to go...but where and when do I get tix?

  • May 22, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Latino Review gave that turd of a Transformers script

    by superninja

    a glowing review. Feel the pain. Feel the pain. Anyway, Hollywood should stay away from GI Joe just like they should be banned from making Captain America.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    This isn't going to be a screening where...

    by johne5

    I have to submit an application and beg to go is it? I was hoping I could just buy a ticket for my robot loving 8 year old brother and my old school transformers self.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Soundwave is not in the movie. Frenzy is in

    by superninja

    the movie. And that WAS Soundwave until the fans complained and they changed it to Frenzy.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by MCVamp


  • May 22, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Always funny that some of you guys don't know

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    what a "direct link" is. And then start flaming that the site is blank or corrupt or broke or shows symbols only or that the trailer doesn't load. It was the same with the RAMBO clip. Hilarious!

  • May 22, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping...

    by Se7en

    We love the new trailer. Transformers is gonna be one heckuva ride. Here's hoping it doesn't get to Michael Bay's head and make him say arrogant things like he sometimes does.

  • May 22, 2007, 3:22 a.m. CST


    by lost.rules

    SILVER SURFER VS. OPTIMUS PRIME! The Executives in Hollywood Win! Decent storytelling, and everyone else loses.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Frenzy has no lines

    by Phategod1

    And doesn't speak and noone says "as you command megatron"

  • May 22, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST


    by Mogwai Democracy


  • May 22, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Is this still PG-13 crap?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I guess it is.<p>For TRANSFORMERS 2 - THE BEGINNING please let Paul Verhoeven direct. Thanks.

  • May 22, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by Krazy1

    My daughter is so stoked to see this and she is only 12. I cant wait to see it as well.

  • May 22, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST


    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Truly cannot wait to see ass kicking live action giant robots on the screen tearing shit up.

  • May 22, 2007, 5:03 a.m. CST

    The greatest Transformers screening ever?

    by photoboy

    So you're not showing that worthless turd Bay has crapped out and you're showing some of the old Gen 1 cartoons? Because that's the only way it can be the greatest screening ever. <br><br>If you're just showing TINO, stop being such a fucking shill for Michael Bay. How much is he paying you to lie about being excited about one of his "films"?

  • May 22, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    Oooooooh Megatron!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    The original cartoon was rubbish and I grew up with it. Yeah it's a great little nostalgic blast to watch an old episode now (even though it's nowhere near as good as I remember it) but other than that I can't see why people hold it in such a high regard. <br><br> The new movie looks great though. I know you're all complaining about the script being bad but do we even need a script at all? I'd be happy just seeing an extended version of that last trailer.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Melted Face

    by Movietool

    I guess Moriarty should shower the talkbacks with endless love and respect, eh? The same amount of overwhelming respect and courtesy we show him? This might come as a shock to you, but the talkbacks are the asshole nexus of the universe. We don't deserve Moriarty's respect any more than he deserves ours.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Harry's Language

    by Ribeye

    Man, whats with the potty mouth again harry ?your credability falls more and more. Get it looked at.

  • May 22, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    It's merely my opinion, but that was, for lack of a better word, sweet. I would actually like to hear/read an opinion not laced with insults and vulgarity as to why that doesn't work. To me, that is spot on and works great. By a student/freelancer no less(?). Thanks for the link. That made my morning. Be well.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    God this will suck.

    by PwnedByStallone

    That latest trialer blew ass.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    That little homemade clip >>> Bay's whole film.

    by JusticeSabre

    Maybe those guys can pull off little 5 minute shorts with REAL TFs to make up for the crap opening July 4th. <br> <br> If if was a spliff, man...

  • May 22, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    You know what?

    by JusticeSabre

    Shit like equating Robosaurus to Transformers is exactly why the film went in the wrong direction. <br> <br> No one seemed to want to take the property seriously.

  • May 22, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    At the screening, just after the appearance of Truckosaurus, Bart Simpson will be attempting to jump Austin Gorge on a SKATEBOARD !

  • May 22, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    You said it and I concur with both of your posts. Fools.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    People look for a reson to hate this film

    by Fridge

    And Bay is their little cop-out of a reason. He's not the best director in Hollywood but he's not nearly as bad as people try to make him out to be. Transformers looks like what it should look like: giant robots fighting each other. I dont know what it is people are looking for in this besides that, an oscar worthy story-line? Please, get a grip and try to get off that Bay-hating bandwagon all you narrow-minded idiots jumped on to. I know, I know, forming your own opinions can be hard, but it's better then looking like an uninformed follower.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    What kind of dick

    by Fenton Meiks

    makes statements about a film going in the wrong direction, before they've even seen it?

  • May 22, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    I am very informed about this project (as are others)

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Bay is the least of my problems. Seriously, he is a blight on the film industry in my opinion, but his involvement doesn't bother me as much as other elements. Even a moron leader/director can look good if he/she surrounds themselves with strength (strong crew, strong actors, strong writers, etc. etc.). Bay is not the problem here. He's an afterthought and a fitting insult after the fact i.e. kicking a dog while it's down. Problems existed with this project long before he signed on. The "oscar worthy story-line" arguement is as tired as my arguements. I am definately not narrow-minded and I know that I don't belong in your mass grouping. I've done enough research on this project to formulate an opinion. I continue to post due to my passion/enjoyment of the franchise and my distaste of the direction they took with this moneymaking IP. I continue to blame Hasbro, not Bay. Regardless of who is really it fault (pretty much everyone involved from inception to execution) the end product will be judged completely on 747 and speak for itself. Judged by others, not me. The script was enough for me to make a call on whether or not I would drop ducats on this. I'll type rhetoric ad-nauseum, but I will not pay to see this farce. Pretty or not, it's still shallow when it could have been brilliant.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Hate that our posts are out of order

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I'm a dick then. Wrong direction or not, I don't care for it. A boy and his car. Loose. This could have been tight, not corny. They could have taken steps forward to make this a smart movie, not steps backward by making it dumber than the cartoon series. If you fail to see that, then you are narrow minded.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by El Mamerro

    A brilliant and smart Transformers movie would have been soooooo awesome. No, really.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    You know why this movie is gonna suck...HUMANS!!

    by DigitalDong

    Watch the old episodes. Sure they were air time to pimp out a new toy line, sure they reused alot of backgrounds, and of course the gapping continuety. But one thing that made it stand it out is how even though they are on earth, Humans didn't drive the story. Decepticons steal energy where ever they can, humans can't do dick about it. There is no human race story to it. I saw more human characters in all these "teasers' and "trailors" then actual Transformers. Tranformers should be about Tranformers. From the looks of it so far, it looks like crap. It should start on Cybertron, huge fucking battle, leads to earth. More fucking battles. New Tranformers being made to either gather more energy, or stop to the Decepticons. And for the Humans, they take all the damage as they see a galactic war on there doorstep that they can't do anything about. Instead we got a good full cast of...humans. My guess is, a human saves them in the end, alot of human screentime, and maybe even a romance story. Yeah thats what Transformers is, add in some slow-mo action with rotating cameras, popular monuments being destroy, and just for shits and giggles, a human who sides with the Decepticons and comfronts the good humans.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by El Mamerro

    Indeed, that would have been a fantastic $800M movie.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I personally would have been fine with all the human

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    crap, if it was handled better. Fuck a smart film, just make it less insulting. It wouldn't take much to "smarten" the script up. Why do so many of us request a reboot? The script fails on all levels. <P> I have no interest in any of the characters "created" for this film. Even the robots are handled poorly. If you care about the characters then the journey is more enjoyable. If they are handled in a laughable fashion and conveyed as bottom of the barrel cliche ridden tools, then why would I care about what happens to them? I like a story. Apparently the general movie-goer just likes loud, obnoxious action and SFX. There is a happy medium that could be met. I might have even forgave the designs if the script/storyline/characters were kick ass. Just saying.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    And that Michael Smith video still kicks ass

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    after repeat viewings. Well done. For the record, I think ILM's stuff looks great. I just hate the designs. I have no complaints with ILM's work. They are churning out the best they can with the designs they have to work with. Static and messy designs. Overly complicated and intricate does not look good in this instance (to me and many others). Sleek and simple (without looking boxy) would have been nice. We'll never know for sure, but I seen several cases of "evidence" to back this thought up.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    What's my cinema doing?

    by photoboy

    Hopefully burning the prints. Putting those terrible designs on the big screen would be a huge mistake.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by JusticeSabre emichaelsmith/TransZ.mpg

  • May 22, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    is it Bumblebee or Sunstreaker or ....

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed <P> Anyone know for sure? Who cares. Tightness.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    We have one too!

    by kilik777

    My local theater also has Robosaurus! Wait a minute my local theater is the Alamo South Drafthouse. Never mind.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by Deus Vult

    And its that Shia's girlfriend in the movie MADE MY BALLS EXPLODE!!!<P>That is all.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by finky089


  • May 22, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by Quintus_Arrius


  • May 22, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    No, people hate this film because the plot sucks

    by superninja

    and they've made the humans the focus of the story and changed a bunch of things unnecessarily. Bay has confirmed that the plot is the same as the draft script which is an atrocious piece of writing. It's been confirmed all along by all of the footage released. To make matters MUCH WORSE, the filmmakers have lied about the whole thing and attempted to be deceptive which is pathetic. All of this is of their own making and while the robots look good technically, they're not iconic and they're a mess.

  • May 22, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Yes, Megan Fox is hot. If they were smart they

    by superninja

    would've ditched the love story, ditched Shia, and made her the main human character. Then focus the plot on the ideaological differences between the Decepticons and the Autobots and a battle over natural resources which would've been topical. They would've kept to the main story and not had Megatron be some uber Transformer with the chase for the Energon Cube Deus Ex Machina. Humans would have to choose a side and attempt to exploit both parties and warfare would ensue, both open and guerilla.

  • May 22, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    is optimus prime going to die in this one, too?

    by PullMyFinger

    as i child, i wept when he died in the animated film.

  • May 22, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I'm narrow minded

    by Fenton Meiks

    because I don't make pre-judgements about a film I've not seen? Fair enough. For what it's worth, I think the trailer looks pretty good. The robots are some of the best cgi I've seen, especially impressive compared to some of the ropey cgi in supposedly state of the art Spiderman 3, for example. I don't particularly care about the boy and his car either, but anyone who thinks they could make this film with just the robots is living on a different planet. A planet where billion dollar budgets for films are commonplace. I also fail to see why a film about giant robots disguised as cars, helicopters, microwave ovens and vibrating dildos needs to be "smart". "Smart" how? Do you mean intelligent plot? I'm not sure there can be anything smart about giant robots that have ridiculously landed on Earth. So I'll settle for spectacle instead, if it's done well, and I'm prepared to wait and see if it has been.

  • May 22, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I am so F***ing sick of that "Giant F***ing Robots"Line

    by Mace13

    I have no problem with the profanity of it which you can certainly tell. But I am just so sick of hearing that phrase! Bay and company are of course using it to get people excited about this piece of crap they're calling transformers.It's like they're thinking that phrase will appeal to the lowest common denominator and fill those seats come opening day. The unfortunate part is that they're probably right. I think Harry repeated it like what 5 or 6 times in his article?Way to spread the propaganda there Harry. Fucking Hollywood.

  • May 22, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Fenton Meiks

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    You're new to the TINO TBs and clearly have not been exposed to all the Transformers stories that have occured over the last twenty years in all their iterations and formats. That perfectly fine and understandable. I understand/see your point of view, but I don't share it. <P>I know many enjoy spectacle films - doesn't mean said films need to be moronic and insulting. If you had been part of the numerous, numerous previous TINO TBs then you would be privy to the myriad of story ideas and directions this flick could have traveled. No one wants (to my knowledge) a Cybertron only based film. I personally want a human element (see my previous posts) but, alas those involved with this debacle have handled that aspect poorly. <P>A very select few have "taken issue" with ILM's work. I agree with you. It's ridiculously good. I for one am impressed and cannot compare it to SM3 since I refuse to watch that trash (my opinion). <P>Superninja gave a brief history overview above of many of the problems this film had/has and the simple direction this film should have taken. To each his own and we shall have to agree to disagree. I'm not flaming you, provoking you or insulting you. You have your opinion, I have mine. <P>There have been many, many fine stories that the writers could have culled material from or just plan ripped off. They chose another path. I hope the film meets your expectations.

  • May 22, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone AGAINST this movie please Read!!

    by Mace13

    I know i'm gonna bring out the TB assholes on this one. But oh well. Since they handled this movie so badly in a lot of the fans perspectives here's an idea I want to run by you.Especially,Nonsensical,Phategodprime,Industrykiller,yackbacker and all the normal posters.And everyone else of course. Anyway, would it be in any of yours interest to possibly start a campaign to try and persuade people to not see this movie? Or at the very least if they must see it to buy tickets for something else and then go in this one? Anything to possibly hurt the ticket sales on this piece of crap(esp. opening weekend)would be idea. This movie alone has been nothing short of being controversial from the very start. I really can't think of another film in the past few years that has divided fans quite this much. So I figure this might be the perfect movie to try this with. I would like to see the ones of us that our against this movie to take a stand. Start up some websites such as on myspace or whateverelse and just start spreading the word. Maybe it could actually influence some things but then again maybe not. Couldn't hurt to try though. Like I said this is just an idea I wanted to run by you to see what your thoughts are on it. Ok, let the flaming begin.

  • May 22, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by Boober

    err...Mrs. Productivity is looking for you. Please come out of the forest.

  • May 22, 2007, 5:07 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    It's just a fucking movie. A movie. And that's just the kind of response anyone campaigning against this movie would/should get. If someone began campaigning against a Park Chan-wook film, I would tell them to fuck off. It matters not in the grand scheme of life. I vent like crazy on a website devoted to film that allows film fanatics to converse. I am passionate about film and all the possibilities therein. A fine Sci-Fi film comes along very seldom and they had a great opportunity here. <P>Matters not, but I am still going to talk about it. Relaying the same bullshit time and time again. It just a film and I don't see the point of campaigning against it now since the film is in the proverbial can. The time to campaign against it has come and gone. <P> I simply won't see this. That's enough of a statement for me. The lack of my potential one ticket sale and subsequent possible dvd purchase(s) will not matter to them. I am one person and more people are "for" this film than "against" it. They (Paramount et. al.) don't care and they never did to begin with. Not flaming you. Just stating my opinion.

  • May 22, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by Briannicus

    Good luck, though I doubt that'll happen, I'm sure there's plenty of people out there who are more than willing to shell out a measley 8-10 bucks specifically for this movie.

  • May 22, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by photoboy

    I have been putting people off the movie on a small scale, telling friends etc that it's definitely going to be shit. But you'd have to be careful that any campaign doesn't raise the profile of the film itself. If the campaign gets people curious to see what all the fuss is about you could have the opposite effect. The last thing we'd want is TINO to turn a profit, Bay's shitty flame-covered designs would then be back for sequels.

  • May 22, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    Yeah I thought the same thing. Any campaigning against it could have a reverse effect. Like I previously stated that was just something I wanted to run by people to see there thoughts on the subject. Thanks for the feedback.

  • May 22, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Want to slap the filmmakers in the face?

    by Doc_Strange

    Mace13, try handing out dvd screeners to people in line on opening day. The purpose is three-fold: People will see the movie, yet not pay to see it, and they'll see that they saved ten bucks on utter shit. Simple.

  • May 22, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Now that would be TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    The only total fucking destruction I really want to see anyway. FUCK MICHAEL BAY!!!

  • May 22, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    I respect your opinion and appreciate the feedback. Doesn't matter if it agrees with me or not.I asked for people's opinions and thats what I want. My man bitch is that this movie is just another in a long line of poorly adapted, well loved material. I'm just sick of these hacks getting a hold of this stuff and gutting the hell out of it. Transformers just hits a lil closer to home for me so i'm more outspoken on it than other movies. I do feel the same way about all of the other comic/cartoon to movies that have been ruined over the past few years but i'm not as verbally against them as I have been with this one. I'm sure others feel the same way about some of the other movies that have came out. I just want it to stop. I want the studios to realize what the hell they're doing. Seriously, has anyone here read that review of the GIJOE movie script over on latino review? OMG!! If you haven't read it you definitely have to just to see how bad the script is. The main villian isn't cobra commander but a guy named "Cool Dude"!?!WTF!!! You see what I mean? They just keep coming. Transformers wasn't the first and it won't be the last. I would just somehow like the fans voices to be heard a lil louder by the studios. They need to have a concious. There is no reason to drastically change the material when it has endured just fine for many years as it is. Just because it's being adapted into a movie doesn't mean you have to dumb it down or change characters to the point of it being almost unrecognizable. If the source material has held up just fine over many years then why do the studios always seem to think that people being introduced to it for the first time won't like it unless it has been completely reworked? That seriously doesn't make any sense. I do realize what you mean by this particular movie not meaning anything in the whole scheme of things. But i gotta have a hobby ya know? ;)

  • May 22, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    yeah I know. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that people will see this movie for what is is once it opens. I'm not gonna dispute the effex or anything because I myself agree that the cgi looks really good. I knew it would be. The robot designs themselves are still shit though. As is everything else in this movie such as the story,characters,dialogue and so on. The only thing this movie has going for it is the special effects. If it didn't look as good as it does people would stay away in droves. It's just a shame that the studios can't get someone who is capable enough to deliver on looks as well as story.

  • May 22, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    Yeah I totally agree. And I would so do that if I knew for sure my ass wouldn't be going to jail for doing it. Fuck Michael Bay.

  • May 22, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    Fuck you Boober. Damn Fraggles! Go play with some gorg balls or something.

  • May 22, 2007, 7:42 p.m. CST

    That Michael Smith video...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...thank Christ the movie bots don't look like that. While it's a nice bit of freelance animation, it's also cheesy and totally unbelievable.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by SebastianHaff

    That's just like, your opinion man. Fuck it. Let's go bowling.

  • May 22, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by IndustryKiller!

    For months now I've been telling anyone who is interested to avoid crap like this and other summer drek (Spider-Man 3, Shrek 3, Fantastic Four) like a cinematic plague. Since when I believe wholeheartedly that a movie will suck I fill up heavily on spoilers (or in the TF case actually read the script) I ask people if they want to know how the film plays out. I tell them and usually after that their interest in the film begins to dwindle.

  • May 22, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    has anyone heard starscreams

    by huggerorange

    has anyone heard starscreams voice? sounds alot like the cartoon version.

  • May 22, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by huggerorange

    Its easier to get realism out of mechanical or machine like CGI than it is for organic type objects. Its still alot of fucking work to render but it tends to look more realistic ...just look at the final shot in superman returns when hes flying off into space..its total cgi and looks like shit.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST


    by Mace13

    I here ya! I do the same. I particularly make sure to fill them in on any really stupid parts in the story. Which in transformers case is pretty much the entire movie. I've been bad mouthing this one for a long time now. I try to talk anyone out of seeing movies I know are gonna be crap. When Bay was first announced as director I gave him the benifit of the doubt. I figured he'd get the special effex and action scenes right.But as soon as some of the story and character designs started getting leaked I knew this movie was ruined. It's just sad to think what might have been. Now I anxiously await the TF marketing blitz to kick in so I can be reminded of this shitfest every where I go. Toys,clothes,fast food chains,transforming adult toys,etc.,etc.,.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    The toys will look like crap just like the designs.

    by superninja

    Iconic they are not.

  • May 23, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    This movie has earned every single bit of

    by superninja

    negativity directed at it due solely to the behavior of the filmmakers.

  • May 23, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Lahey

    Oh man, thanks! I needed that. Who is your magical "campaign" going to be directed towards? 6 year olds? "Hey kid, don't see this movie, it's crap!" "Otay, mister." Behold the incandescent rage of... the nerd.

  • May 23, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    to the haters.

    by mirojuarez

    We don't care about your opinion, if you hate the movie, just shut the hell up and don't go watch it. I grew up with Transformers, I know every character, I know that Optimus Prime had no flames, I know Bumblebee was a VW bug, I know Soundwave isn't the same thing as Frenzy, I know there was no such character as Brawl or Bonecrusher or Scorponok, I know Megatron looks nothing like the cartoon character. I also know that Michael "Director of Armageddon, and The Island" is directing this movie (which both sucked). There's nothing you can say that will convince me that there is another director who could direct this movie. As much as I hated the above films, I know Bay is the only person in Hollywood capable of pulling this off. All the previews, and pictures have led me to believe that this movie will rip your assholes out and make some nice Angus burgers for your fat asses. If you have to hate then hate, but watch the movie and have some INTELLIGENT talk back to digest, not just your whiny "he has flames!" crap. 'nuff said.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Watching TFs may help me forget my ass raping by SM3

    by mrsinister7381

    Bay or nor Bay, I'm looking forward to seeing this. After getting cornholed by Spiderman 3 my expectations dropped way the fuck down. TFs looks badass now. Thats how much SM3 sucked.

  • May 23, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Planet Junkion

    by MrDandy

  • May 23, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    One more time

    by MrDandy

  • May 23, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST


    by MrDandy

    It keeps inserting a space... remove the space in "image s"

  • May 23, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Brawl, Bonecrusher & Scorponok

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed <P> <P> <P>Additionally, I ask why one chooses to accept mediocrity and drop one's expectations so low that anything will suffice/entertain? At least we're seeing the Transformers on the big screen finally? Really? Those type of arguements are as silly as the "flames" arguements. My immediate response is that you lack scope/vision and/or the capacity to see potentiality in a project/IP. But it's all opinion and preference which these boards allow the sharing of. I won't see the film and you don't have to read my posts.

  • May 23, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I know he's an egotistical ass

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    but I still think James Cameron could have handled this project better. Alex Proyas perhaps? .....

  • May 23, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    If Transformers tanks...

    by NightArrows

    ...and I hope it does, will Bay, as he did with The Island, blame the robots? "I didn't have any A-list robots to work with, so the seats weren't filled. It's not my fault, it's the robots, they couldn't take the direction I was trying to give them and half the time they were in their trailers running a train on Bumblebee"

  • May 23, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Well put nameless one

    by mirojuarez

    Ok, I obviously tanked my perception of the characters. Point taken. However, it is obvious from your links, that aside from their name and a few basic characteristics, everything else has changed. However, my problem stems from the very comments you entertain. You damn a project before having seen it and damn a director for the past work he has done. While the latter can be more proven, (i.e. Bay's resumé (which we all know for the most part has sucked...) the previous still remains to be held up to our scrutinous eyes. I will be the first to be heartbroken if the movie tanks, however, my positive expectations DO NOT come from a perceived "[acceptance] of mediocrity... [or the will to] drop [my] expectations so low that anything will suffice/entertain." They come from a realistic point of view that you cannot deny. We haven't seen the movie yet! We don't know how it's going to be! What really bothers me is that you would rather be proud and denounce the project without giving it a chance. I live in the 21st century, I don't want men in cardboard suits, with boxes around them to suit the cartoon. I want giant fuckin robots, a shit load of action and a comprehensive script. This isn't December and we're not talking about Oscar films, we're talking about a Summer blockbuster, so lets compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. I'll be waiting. Good times.

  • May 23, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    It's not possible for this film to tank

    by Fridge

    People see robots, then they see it's the Transformers, then they go to the movie. It's that simple, and none of your little nerd protesting is going to stop that. You havent even seen the movie so your opinions on it are null and void. See the film, then complain about it.

  • May 23, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    When I stated that my immediate response would be blah, blah, and so on - I meant just that. My immediate response i.e. a snap judgement/retort. I see your point of view and respect that. I truly do. And I appreciate your optimism. In no way am I proud of my opinions/viewpoints. Why would anyone be proud of their own opinion? That's silly and what purpose would it serve? <P>I was being childish posting links to counter you "these characters don't exist" bit. It served no point and I was just being petty. Friendly ribbing? Alas, I came across as arrogant and self-righteous I guess. I failed there and I meant no offense. <P> I am one of those suckers that read the script so that is where my judgement of this project stems from (along with following this project since it's inception and the way the filmmakers are acting). I feel strongly that the script is NOT comprehensive and barely works on the most basic levels. A summer blockbuster does not need to be stupid (for lack of a better word). Evidently I am being unrealistic and overly critical/cynical to some. It's 2007 and I expect more out of filmmakers. Additionally, as I stated before, Bay is the least/last of my problems. But he sure is relevant to the end result. <P>I actually appreciate the fact that you replied without lobbing ignorant insults and vulgarity. Good talking with you. I'll look out for you opinion after the filck hits the screens. Be well.

  • May 23, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I for one will be surprised

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    if this movie "tanks". I think it will do very well domesticly and abroad. Doesn't mean it's a quality film, but the masses do love spectacles full of loud action & SFX and devoid of substance. See: ID4, any of Bay's films, SW prequels, etc. etc. The TINO trailers are very crafty. It'll get butts in seats - especially kids. Just my opinion. I am neither right nor wrong.

  • May 23, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    "tanked" for me means...

    by mirojuarez

    getting killed by critics like you! lol I hope it does well as a critically acclaimed movie and not just a stupid blockbuster. That it will make a crapload of money, I think, is without question. But what will "we the people" think of it. If it sucks, then I probably will only see it the one time, much like Armaggedon, The Island, yadda yadda yadda...

  • May 23, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I'm one of those suckers...

    by El Mamerro

    ...who also read the script, and found it, besides some atrocious dialogue and silly writer quips (ie: "Rock guitar wails as Bumblebee speeds off"), to be perfectly in line for what a live action Transformers should be: simple, loud, and campy. It was super bare bones, there's nowhere near the amount of detail and fleshing out that you'd normally see in a finished script, but the main storyline is there and it's fine. The characters and the simplicity of the plot development reminded me more than a little of classic 80's movies that we tend to believe are masterpieces. <br><br> Could it have been much, much more? Absolutely. They could've Batman Begins'ed it. But it wouldn't have been what I wanna watch on a big screen. I want it to be fun and giggly and roll-eyes-y. I want to set my brain back 20 years and be wowed by the BING BAM BOOM spectacle, I wanna cheer for the kid getting the girl, feel terrible when the government comes to take ET, I mean, Bumblebee, and aplaud when Prime delivers one of his classic cheesy leader lines. A serious, "smart" Transformers movie could be something neat to see in the future, but for debuting the concept, this seems to hit the spot just fine.

  • May 24, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Mr. Lahey

    by Mace13

    Look dick, I just wanted to get peoples opinions on that. I never said that was something I was going to do. Apparently you are not aware of the amount of hate geared towards this movie by about 50% of the transformers fans. There's usually quite a bit on this site alone. But go to some of the TF sites. Theres a lot going on there to.I'd think you'd be surprised by how many people would back something like that for this particular film. Thats why the idea crossed my mind.